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Land of the permanent wave : an Edwin "Bud" Shrake reader

Author: Edwin Shrake; Steven L Davis
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Series: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This anthology is the first to present and explore Shrake's writing completely, including his journalism, fiction, and film work, both published and previously unpublished.
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Shrake, Edwin.
Land of the permanent wave.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608731759
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Shrake; Steven L Davis
ISBN: 9780292718043 0292718047
OCLC Number: 179786678
Description: xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is he Edwin, or is he Bud? --
Cops eat kid's pet --
Priest taunted at Mansfield --
Letter: April 10, 1963, from the navel of Mother Europe --
Jason and the Oui Oui Club (from But not for love) --
The land of the permanent wave --
John Lee Wallace, reporting from Dallas (from Strange peaches) --
There will be chickens --
The Hunts of Dallas --
Visit to Big Earl's (from Strange peaches) --
Letter: August 7, 1969, on Dallas --
The Kennedy motorcade (from Strange peaches) --
No day for games --
Letter: February 2, 1966, to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle --
Letters from New York, 1964-1966 --
The once-forbidding land --
Gerhardt's Farm (from Blessed McGill) --
Matthew Caldwell in Houston City (from The borderland) --
Letter: May 29, 1965, on writing Blessed McGill --
Letter: September 8, 1966, on visiting Chihuahua --
The Tarahumaras : a lonely tribe of long-distance runners --
Letter: October 4, 1967, on the publication of Blessed McGill --
Going into Chihuahua (from Blessed McGill) --
The best-kept secret in America (from Willie : an Autobiography) --
The screwing up of Austin --
Letter: December 16, 1969, on Mad Dog, Inc --
The Regenerator Erection Laboratory (from Peter Arbiter) --
Letter: August 1, 1969, from Zihuatanejo --
Scenes from Kid Blue ("Dime Box") --
Letter: November 4, 1973, on Larry Mahan --
Horsing around with Bull --
Rafting the Big Bend --
Letters to Larry L. King, 1978-1983 --
Scene from "Pancho Villa and Ambrose Bierce" --
Scenes from "The big Mamoo" --
The angels of Dien Bien Phu (from Night never falls) --
Letter: March 8, 1988, to LLK, on being "Sodbuster Two" --
Backstories : Sodbusters One and Two --
Letter: February 12, 1998, to LLK, on getting older --
Showdown at the Colonial (from Billy Boy) --
From Custer's brother's horse --
How to live forever.
Series Title: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Steven L. Davis ; foreword by Larry L. King.
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